The stress can creep in. You don’t know it is happening sometimes. Your attitude changes and before you know it, grumpiness can take over. But there are so many simple things you can do to find JOY in everyday life. We reached out to all of our buds here at Soul Flower and asked how to find joy in life? When we asked “how do you find joy in life every day?” we received a surprising overlap of advice…Finding Joy In Life - 10 Ways to find joy every day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So take a look and see how most of us keep those positive vibes flowing. Here it is (in no particular order) as a place to turn to if ever you need a little boost of Joy. Be Joyful buds, it really is contagious! How to Find Joy In Life – 10 Ways to Find Joy

FIND JOY IN LIFE #1 ENJOY NATURE

A wonderful way to find joy in everyday life is to take a few moments each day outside, breathing in the air, get centered. A few minutes of respect to mother earth and all she offers can help cheer up anyone!

Finding Joy In Life - 10 Ways to find joy every day
Each season has a smell, take a deep breath & center yourself. ~Joe
I try to appreciate a little bit of nature before I get in my car to  go to work. Take a few deep breaths of the morning air. Watch some birds at my feeder. :)~ Ryan
Be in nature every day. ~Tracy
Swimming with my dog in the ocean is something that OVER JOYS me! she gets so excited and I feel invigorated!! ~Hannah

FIND JOY IN LIFE #2 HUG SOMEONE (SOME DOG, SOME CAT, SOME BABY)

Wondering how to find joy in life? HUG SOMEONE! How many hugs to you get & give each day? A simple hug can do so much for you. It is rumored that we need four hugs a day for survival – we need eight hugs a day for maintenance – we need twelve hugs a day for growth. Our buds definitely follow this philosophy!

Finding Joy In Life - 10 Ways to find joy every day

Baby snuggles ~Chad. Hug my son ~Erin. Doggy Suggles ~Maddie. Hug my family and friends, great big random hugs. ~Mandy.  Hug my dogs (or look at their cute little pictures on my desk)~Sarah. Hug my family ~Peggy. Snuggle my kitty Bella. ~Rachel

Finding Joy In Life - 10 Ways to find joy every day

FIND JOY IN LIFE #3 PRACTICE… SOMETHING

How to find Joy in life? Simply practice…. something. Take time to grow yourself each day with some sort of practice that helps to make you a better person. Feed your brain with knowledge, your body with exercise, and your soul with spirituality.
Finding Joy In Life - 10 Ways to find joy every day
I would say yoga for any amount of time I can…even if it’s only 5 minutes! Just grounding myself in the morning before I begin my day helps a lot! ~Jenn
Finding articles and tips online to help me be more efficient at my job so I have more time in my day for me and the ones I love. ~Peggy
Paint every day. ~Rachel
Finding Joy In Life - 10 Ways to find joy every day

FIND JOY IN LIFE #4 BE CREATIVE.

Take some time to express yourself every day & bring something beautiful from your soul into your world. Our buds are creative with their photography, art, writing, even cooking! So a great tip to find joy in every day life: be creative!!
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Take photos, doodle -make art! ~Rachel
I go to pinterest and look at how creative people are! It is inspiring. ~Sarah
I love to find a new recipe & cooking it while listening to music. ~Peggy

FIND JOY IN LIFE #5 LISTEN TO MUSIC (and dance)

This one seems like a no brainer, but a simple playlist or song is a great way to bring joy to life. And no doubt our buds love their music – listening to a little Bob Marley can make every little thing feel alright and with the Dead there is nothing left to do but Smile, Smile, Smile. Reggae, rock, bluegrass, hip-hop, whatever music speaks to you, it can definitely bring a smile to your face and make even the gloomiest days bright & beautiful.

Finding Joy In Life - 10 Ways to find joy every day

-Listen by myself or with fiends, dancing to music always makes me joyful! ~Rachel
-Listen to music that makes me remember happy times or special people ~Sarah.
-Lately I’ve been listening to playlists of christmas music to feel joyful… but music always seems to bring joy so it’s no surprise!  ~Leiah

FIND JOY IN LIFE #6 EAT HEALTHY AND YUMMY

It is so easy to grab and go and not think about what you put in your body. Take a minute to enjoy what you feed yourself – the healthier, the better. How to find joy in life? Choosing organic produce, whole foods, and a vegan diet is a great way to find joy in life!
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Cook yummy food ~Rachel

I always feel good when I eat good food. Fresh, healthy, soul feeding food! Oh, and dark chocolate! That’s good for you too right? ~Cindy

Eat yummy, healthy food and drink purified water… I’m so very grateful and joyful ~Raven.

Making something special for dinner ~Leiah

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FIND JOY IN LIFE #7 APPRECIATE THE LITTLE THINGS

It’s the little pleasures we can so easily overlook. All of our buds had simple things that would bring a smile to their face and joy to their heart. So take a minute to notice the little things and acknowledge that lots of little but awesome things make a big happy heart. So if you are wondering how to find joy in your life, take a closer look at the simple things!

Finding Joy In Life - 10 Ways to find joy every day

Here are just a few of the little things that cheer up our buds–

… warm cup of coffee on a cold day, a smile from a friend, a text from my mom, the sounds of nature, a fresh snowfall, watch birds at my bird feeder, a cup of warm tea, a familiar tv show, a piece of chocolate, lighting a candle, incense, essential oils, a clean house, a hug, mala beads, fresh air.

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FIND JOY IN LIFE #8 SMILE

Turn that frown upside down. The act of smiling automatically changes your body and your spirit – it makes sense because when you smile, you are happy inside. But did you know that when you smile, you send a message to your brain that you’re happy. And when you’re happy, your body pumps out all kinds of feel-good endorphins. A little laughter goes a long way to finding joy in everyday life.

Finding Joy In Life - 10 Ways to find joy every day

Smile! At myself, at people I love, at strangers, and just because. It’s so simple, yet it transforms me every time I do it! ~Andria
Be nice to random people that you don’t know (gas station guy, coffee lady, thrift store clerk) smiles are contagious ~Rachel

FIND JOY IN LIFE #9 SLOW DOWN and BREATHE

That “always busy” attitude is everywhere – trying to get to the next thing, check it off the list, finish one thing to move onto the next. Instead, try to spend more time in the moment and know you will get to it eventually. How to get joy? Take a deep breath, slow down, and find your joy!

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Taking a deep breath to center myself. ~Joe

Let the Rushers pass you by. When cars are tailgating me on the highway-I switch lanes so that they can pass me. They must be in a hurry to get somewhere and I usually have time. Tailgaters stress me out-so it’s a win-win really…~Tracy

FIND JOY IN LIFE #10 – FIND YOUR FAMILY

Happiness is being with the ones you love. Whether you are related to one another or have created your own family of friends & like minded people, these are the ones you choose to spend time with. Find someone to bond with and take a moment to enjoy the happiness in everyday life!

Finding Joy In Life - 10 Ways to find joy every day

But second to none of course are my children. Nothing else would mean anything without them to share it all with. ~Erin
I just think about my kids and it brings a smile to my face. ~Peggy
My daughter climbs into bed with me about 6:30 every morning whispering excitedly trying not to wake up her baby sister. I can’t think of a better way to wake up ~Chad
Quality time joking with my husband. ~Leiah

There you have it buds, for those of your wondering how to find joy in life, we hope these few strategies will keep you joyful and happy everyday. These are very simple things you can do to find joy. So just do them, and enJOY!

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